Franklin is located in west North Carolina. Franklin is part of Macon County. Franklin has 4.18 square miles of land area and 0.08 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Franklin population is 3,893, which has grown 11.55% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is about the same as the national average rate of 11.61%. Franklin median household income is $30,295 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 40.68% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Franklin median house value is $156,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 77.66% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Franklin is better than the state average in quality. The Franklin area code is 828.